Category Archive: Books & Media

Grail Mania: A 21st Century Re-telling of a 12th Century Heresy

Tuesday June 9, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

The Troubadours sang of it; courtly knights quested for it; Monty Python laughed at it. The Chalice beckons through the mists of pre-history to bind us in its intrigue still. Our fascination with this symbol is alive and well in New Hampshire. In this talk and re-telling by Diana Durham we get to understand why the young knight Perceval’s quest for the grail has as much meaning today as when the story was first told centuries ago.

Diana Durham is a New Hamshire Humanities Scholar with an M.A. from the University College of London (U.K.) and author of the book The Return of King Arthur: Completing the Quest for Wholeness and two books of poetry, Sea of Glass and To the End of the Night.

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This program will be presented at the Milford Town Hall Banquet Room. Use the Middle Street entrance next to the old ambulance bays and take the elevator to the 3rd floor.


Evening Book Group

Tuesday May 26, 2015
7:00 PM until 8:15 PM
Our selection this month is Beautiful Child by Torey Hayden

“With compassion and sensitivity, Beautiful Child takes the reader into a world where unfailing patience and dogged determination don’t always yield tangible results but where the few and hard-won victories can be life-changing. Hayden describes stories that point to progress and hope.” Chicago Tribune

Copies are available at the Main Desk. Newcomers are always welcome.

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie

Wednesday May 27, 2015
6:30 PM until 8:00 PM

The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is an exploration of one of New Hampshire’s least known mountain lists, the “52 With a View”. It’s a hiking story unlike any other, as Dan Szczesny takes on the task of turning a determined, urban elementary child into an experienced back-woods hiker, and in the process finds that sometimes the most important lessons are the ones that she teaches him.

Through snow, storms, slugs and long miles over the state’s beautiful and challenging terrain, The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie is a journey and meditation on the transforming power of friendship, commitment and the meaning of family.

Dan Szczesny is a long-time journalist and author living in New Hampshire.

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